Bernie Sanders Rushed to Hospital for Heart Surgery, Campaign Events Cancelled
2020 Democrat Sanders was treated in hospital for an arterial blockage
Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, 78, has been rushed to the hospital to undergo heart surgery, according to reports.
Sanders was treated in hospital for an arterial blockage after he complained about chest pains at an event in Nevada on Tuesday.
But Sanders was reportedly in "good spirits" and will be resting over the next few days, according to an adviser for the Vermont senator.
Senior campaign adviser Jeff Weaver said in a statement:
"During a campaign event yesterday evening, Sen. Sanders experienced some chest discomfort," Weaver said.
“Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits,” he added.
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“He will be resting up over the next few days."
"Following medical evaluation and testing, he was found to have a blockage in one artery, and two stents were successfully inserted."
"We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.”
Sanders raised $25m for his campaign as reported earlier this week.